Thirty-one students from Haygrove School’s year 11 cohort have stepped up and taken on leadership roles by becoming part of the prestigious Prefect Team. Tasked with acting as role models for younger students and representing the school at key points through the school year, being a school prefect is the culmination of a student’s involvement in the range of leadership opportunities offered by the school. Many of the prefects were part of the year 10 Junior Leadership Team and the Student Senate and have volunteered as leaders for sport, languages or fundraising.
Four exceptional prefects have the additional responsibility of being Heads and Deputies for the Prefect Team. Amelia Cadmore and Josh Hurford are Head Girl and Boy respectively, supported by Deputies Amelia Saleh and Felix Faun. The four lead and support the team as a whole and work alongside senior staff to represent the school and provide student input to school developments.
“I like the idea of a challenge and the next challenge that was offered to us was Prefects and Head Boy was the highest possible challenge I could have so that’s what I went for” said Head Boy Josh whilst Head Girl Amelia commented, “I think it is really important that we all get a chance to leaders. I really enjoy this type of role and working alongside others is really really cool.”
Headteacher Mr Aaron Reid said, “It is a privilege each year to appoint our Prefect Team and honour to then work with them throughout the year. Providing leadership opportunities for as many students as possible is an important part of our school ethos as we believe it helps our young people to grow in confidence and discover the value of making a positive contribution.”